Breaking News New 8.1 Feature: forgetting your screen lock will brick your device

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  1. PereDroid

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    I bought a phone off Swappa when my Turbo wouldn't work in my car. Seller did not remove his account before FDR'ing. And this was on Nougat. It wouldn't let me set it up until I verified his Google account.
    Luckily he was very cool (and so sorry). We got into a Google Hangout. He temporarily changed his Google password. Gave it to me. I logged in and removed the account. Then reset it again.
    Yea, moral of the story...remove your account always...

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    I think Google changed the security rules about FDR and passwords long before Nougat. If you are doing a FDR on your own phone because of issues, or time for a clean up, etc and signing back in with the same Google account & same password then I don't think there are any issues. But yes....when you sell a phone or give to someone else to use, or buy a used phone...always remove the Google account before a factory reset.

    I factory reset my work phone last month because of issues and did not remove the Google account because I knew I was signing back in with the eexact said credentials and had no issues.

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    Could have been M. V20.

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    I was trying to remove device administrators in an old phone so I could trade the phone in and it gave error, so the trick is to go into accounts on phone and remove Google account to and that will get rid of device administrator?
    Did Google post any official instructions on how to for a phone. In my experience an far alone the device stays in the cloud and is accessible by desktop browser but no way to remove account in cloud and unociate device from the cloud. I saw some posts about holding power and sound to an far if you forget your pin but I guess that doesn't remove Google account either. Google must have this documented I hope somewhere

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